Seems like Besharam is a rip off of a lot of things. For beginners, the song love ki ghanti is somewhat copied from the not so famous Italian song Bella Ciao.
When this was bought to the notice of Lalit Pandit, he laughed it off and said, “Well yeah, I know this. But I think it is only the starting part which is similar to Bella Ciao. When Abhinav gave me the brief, I told him about the Italian number and it fit the bill perfectly. I don’t think we have done anything wrong. The song was composed some 60 years ago and has been in the public domain ever since. After that there is no need to seek permission.”
Wow! So much for originality. Here’s a sample
Now the other controversy is about the other song aa re aa re where Ranbir Kapoor looks rather fetching. Now, what maybe the problem? His entire look could create a havoc.
Remember the time when Akshay Kumar’s Singh is Kinng was slapped with a legal notice for him sporting a trim beard? Ranbir is doing the same and this may hurt the sentiments of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC).
This time, producer Himanshu Mehra comes to the resuce and says, “Ranbir is not playing a sardar in the film, but only sporting a pagdi for this song. In fact, the song is one of the highlights of the film and Ranbir has sported the pagdi with a great sense of pride, so we don’t think anyone should have an objection to that. We are sure once they see the whole song, they will all understand what we are talking about. It is in no way aimed to offend anyone or any community. I think it’s an honour to sport the pagdi and we have treated it with due respect too and we hope people realise that.”
Then there were tiny controversies where he is spoofing Shahrukh Khan’s trademark style and Daddy dearest is named as Chulbul Chautala in the movie. Woah! Taking a dig at the two ruling Khan’s of Bollywood.
Then, he’s singing Tujhe Dheka Toh Jaana Sanam while he’s peeing, thereby hurting the sentiments of die-heart Shahrukh Khan! Ouch.
For the number of rip-off this movie has, to the spoofing around and getting inspired by other stuff, we do hope it’ll be a good movie to watch. Let the countdown begin!